The Importance of Self-Care Increases with Caregiving
If you spend time caring for someone else, you need to make sure that you spend thoughtful time caring for yourself. This month on my other blog, I’m writing a series on 31 Ways to Nurture Yourself. So often people tell caregivers, “Take time to take care of yourself,” but in the stress of caring for someone else, caregivers can’t figure out what exactly that means.
You can find ideas, as well as the psychology behind self-care and self-nurturing over at www.anitaojeda.com.
A fellow caregiver, Karen Sebastian, also has a great series (this one designed especially for caregivers), called the ABCs of Self-Nurture for Caregivers.
Julie Steele has a series about mothering one’s self. You’ll find great ideas for self-care.
Tammy McDonald has a series on grief that might interest you, too.
If you do nothing else today to care for yourself, take the time to visit one of these series and glean some great ideas on how to take care of yourself! Remember, if you don’t take care of yourself, you won’t have the energy and patience to take care of someone else!If you don't take time to care for yourself, you won't have the energy and patience to care for someone else. #caregiver #selfcare Click To Tweet
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